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Humanist Archives: Feb. 15, 2023, 6:29 a.m. Humanist 36.397 - chair in AI and Indigeneity (Alberta)

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        Date: 2023-02-14 16:15:25+00:00
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <>
        Subject: CIFAR Chair: Artificial Intelligence and Indigeneity Media and Technology Studies

CIFAR Chair: Artificial Intelligence and Indigeneity Media and Technology

An Opportunity for a Specialist in the Field of AI and Indigeneity at the
University of Alberta

The Position:

Media and Technologies Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Alberta is seeking applications from scholars who would be eligible to be
nominated for a CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Indigeneity. The
successful candidate will assume a tenured position at the rank of Assistant,
Associate. or Full Professor.

Review of applications will start on March 13, 2023 and will continue until the
position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2023. The job ad can
be viewed here:

Strong Support for Chairholders:

Successful candidates will be nominated for a Canada CIFAR Artificial
Intelligence (CCAI) Chair by the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii).
Amii is one of three institutes named in the Pan- Canadian AI Strategy and
represents more than 35 artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML)
researchers at the U of A, as well as CCAI Chairs at post-secondary institutions
across Western Canada.

This position is part of a University of Alberta cluster hire in the areas of
research strength that include health, energy and Indigenous initiatives in
health and humanities, among others. The University of Alberta is world-renowned
for its strength in AI; this cohort will bring together and foster the next
generation of scientists leading the development of machine learning for
societal benefit, fulfilling Amii’s mandate of AI for good and all.

For information, please contact: Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Marie-Eve
Morin (, or Director of MTS, Dr. Gordon Gow

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